I find it ironic that 40 yrs ago, the Surpreme Court was hearing Brown vs The Board of Edu and now they are hearing this. It seems that everyone wants to say that we are all equal and to imply anything less makes you a racist. Yet when someone fights to get equal rights and they are NOT a minority, it becomes a fight with racist connotations. This kid WAS turned down due to his race, period. White, black, latino or asian, that is what happened. But I wonder if he WAS a minority, if this case would have made it to the Surpreme Court at all.
I feel that when admittinga child to a school, race should not even be on the application. Age and acadamic achievements should be ALL that are available to the committee. Names can be deceiving so if all apps are given a number, there would be no way to argue with a decision. That is the ONLY way to admit a child based purely on ability.